What is the International Boating and Water Safety Summit?

The IBWSS is the premier boating and water safety education and training conference. The IBWSS serves as the national forum to implement the Strategic Plan & Strategic Plan Report of the National Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Program.

When and where will the 2019 IBWSS be held?

The 23rd Annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit will be held March 24 – 27, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel.

Where will the IBWSS be held in Jacksonville, Florida?

The 2019 IBWSS will be held at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida.

How much does it cost to attend IBWSS?
Individual – $350
For-Profit Member Exhibitor – $795
For-Profit Non-Member Exhibitor – $1095
Non-Profit Member Exhibitor – $650
Awards Luncheon Only – $40
What does the IBWSS registration fee include?

The IBWSS registration fee includes the welcome package, admission to exhibit areas, all general and seminar sessions, opening reception, continental breakfast, breaks, and more!

What is the program agenda for the 2019 IBWSS?

To be announced!

You can find the browse the 2018 program by clicking Program, Program Agenda, in the Menu bar.

What is the IBWSS attire?

Sunday Opening Ceremony and Reception: Business Attire
Monday Sessions: Business Casual
Tuesday Sessions: Business Casual (Don’t forget swimwear for pool sessions and SPF for on-water session)
Wednesday Seminar Session: Business Casual
Wednesday Awards Luncheon: Business Attire

I’m interested in exhibiting at the IBWSS. Where can I register?

The deadline to exhibitor registration is March 1, 2019.  Find more information about exhibiting at the 2019 IBWSS on the Exhibit page.

Where can I learn more about the Media Campaign Contest?

Submit your media entry for the #IBWSS19 Media Campaign Contest ONLINE. The application will open in December 2018.

I still have questions and I’d like to speak to someone on the phone or send an email.

You can contact the National Safe Boating Council at (703) 361-4294 or IBWSS@safeboatingcouncil.org.

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